Winnipeg Arts Council

Public Art Opportunity: Waverley Underpass

Important Date

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018 – Submission deadline


National Call to Artists for Expressions of Interest and Qualifications
Deadline: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Budget: $326,000             

The Winnipeg Arts Council invites artists residing in Canada to submit expressions of interest and qualifications to create a permanent public artwork on the sloped area southeast of the proposed Waverley Underpass project in Winnipeg, Manitoba, located on Treaty 1 territory.

The Winnipeg Arts Council is committed to equity and inclusion, and encourages applications from culturally diverse, Deaf, and disability artists. The Winnipeg Arts Council recognizes and affirms the Aboriginal and treaty rights of the Indigenous people of this land and encourages applications from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists. We commit to fair representation on our selection committees and reconciliation in the arts through education, awareness and continued conversation.

Interested artists must submit a complete application package to be considered. Please download the Call to Artists below for full details.


Call to Artists and Application Forms (.pdf)


Site Plans and Drawings:

Map of proposed underpass 

General area for public art ( Drawing 1) ( Drawing 2)

Detailed design drawing - aerial view

Detailed design drawing - elevation view

Detailed design drawings

Video fly-through of 3D rendered underpass

Streetview of Kenaston Underpass, which is similar in look and feel to what will become the sloped sides of the Waverley Underpass


For more information about the Waverley Underpass project:

Public Engagement Report

City of Winnipeg Waverley Underpass Project Website


Want to learn more about Winnipeg's Public Art Process?

Read Public Art Demystified: A Guide to Applying to Public Art Opportunities